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MARCH MADNESS. What is IT? How did it BEGIN?. History When Where Why How many TEAMS?. DIVISIONS. Division I Offers 7 different Men’s and women’s sports Most prominent Division II Offers 4 different Men’s and women’s sports Can play Division I and II teams Division III

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what is it how did it begin
What is IT? How did it BEGIN?
  • History
  • When
  • Where
  • Why
  • How many TEAMS?
divisions
DIVISIONS
  • Division I
    • Offers 7 different
    • Men’s and women’s sports
    • Most prominent
  • Division II
    • Offers 4 different
    • Men’s and women’s sports
    • Can play Division I and II teams
  • Division III
    • Offers 5 different
    • Men’s and Women’s sports
    • Do NOT offer athletic scholarships
tickets to the dance
Tickets to the DANCE
  • Automatic Bid (winning conference championship)
  • Rating Percentage Index (RPI)
  • Ranking in national polls
  • Conference record
  • Road record
  • Wins versus ranked opponents
  • How a team finishes the regular season
matching up seeds
MATCHING UP SEEDS

Conference BreakdownBig East (8), Big XII (7), ACC (6), Big Ten (5), SEC (5), A-10 (4), MWC (3), C-USA (2), WCC (2)

1 plays 16 3 plays 14 5 plays 12

2 plays 15 4 plays 13 6 plays 11

7 plays 10 8 plays 9

pods and seeds
PODS and SEEDS

Interesting Facts

  • A No. 16 seed has NEVER won a tournament game.
  • A No. 8 seed is the highest seed to win a national championship (Villanova, 1985).
  • A No. 11 seed is the highest seed to advance to the Final Four (LSU, 1986).
  • No. 1 seeds represent 13 of the 26 national champions between 1979 and 2004.
  • The only year that at least one No. 1 seed didn't advance to the Final Four was 1980.
tournament play
TOURNAMENT PLAY

NCAA Tournament Championship Game

4/5/2010

Indianapolis, Indiana

Lucas Oil Stadium

additional basketball jargon
Additional Basketball JARGON
  • Cinderella team
  • Bottom feeder
  • Throw down
  • AND ONE
  • Baller
  • Use the glass
  • Ally oop
  • Bracketology
if your team has a seed number of 14 it is typically a better team than one with a seed number of 4
If your team has a seed number of 14, it is typically a better team than one with a seed number of 4.
  • TRUE
  • FALSE
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Teams that win their respective conference tournaments are given an automatic invitation to the tournament.
  • TRUE
  • FALSE
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